William Jurian Kaula (1871–1953)
Celebrated for his Impressionist landscapes, William Kaula was one of the premier painters of the Boston School. Born in Boston, Kaula studied at the Academie Julian in Paris and trained under Edmund Tarbell, the noted landscapist, at the Boston Museum School. As his career evolved, Kaula’s plein air landscapes grew increasingly expressionistic, and he is now considered Tarbell’s greatest student. Kaula exhibited at the Paris Salon, the National Academy of Design, the Corcoran Gallery Biennial, and the Boston Art Club. The Copley Society held a Kaula retrospective before his death in 1953; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Georgia Museum of Art, and the Washington County Museum of Art currently feature his work.